Michael Hyland

Michael Hyland is an Emmy-winning reporter who is thrilled to return to the South. He grew up in Tennessee and is all too happy to trade in the brutal Northeast winters for the weather in North Carolina.

Michael joined CBS North Carolina in September 2015 after reporting at stations in Virginia, West Virginia and Pennsylvania. While at FOX43 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, he launched the station’s investigative unit. He won an Emmy for his coverage of pervasive drug use in the horse racing industry. He covered many of the major stories impacting Pennsylvania and the country, including reporting live as the jury returned its verdict against Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky.

His work has been featured in a variety of outlets, including HLN.

He graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from the George Washington University in Washington, D.C., where he majored in journalism and mass communication. One of his most memorable and educational experiences was interning for the late Tim Russert at “Meet the Press.” It helped solidify Michael’s decision to pursue a career in journalism and gave him a new perspective on covering politics and how it impacts people.

Michael lives in Raleigh and is excited to be part of such a thriving community. When he’s not at work, you’ll probably find him at a coffee shop drinking an absurd amount of caffeine. Email Michael at mhyland@cbs17.com.

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